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" I am in blood Stepp'd in so far, that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er : Strange things I have in head, that will to hand ; Which must be acted ere they may be scann'd. "
King Lear: A Tragedy in Five Acts - Page 39
by William Shakespeare - 1808 - 78 pages
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Nobly false, Volume 2

James McGrigor Allan - 1863
...conscience becomes seared. Covert reverted to the thought of poison. He probably felt like Macbeth : " I am in blood Stepp'd in so far, that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er:" But true to his principle of never doing anything directly contrary to law, and confining himself to...
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - 1992 - 100 pages
...of them but in his house I keep a servant fee'd. I will tomorrow (And betimes I will) to the Weyard Sisters. More shall they speak: for now I am bent...own good, All causes shall give way. I am in blood Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more, 3,4 Returning were as tedious as go o'er: Strange things...
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The Tragedy of Macbeth

William Shakespeare, Hugh Black-Hawkins - 1992 - 64 pages
...blood .... What is the night? Lady Macbeth. Almost at odds with morning, which is which. Macbeth. . . . Now I am bent to know By the worst means the worst....own good All causes shall give way. I am in blood Stepped in so far, that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er. Strange things...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - 1993 - 520 pages
...Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 19W, p. 263 (1941). On June 10 Italy declared war against France. 114 I am in blood Stepp'd in so far that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, act III, scene iv, lines 136-38. Macbeth is speaking. Blacklist and foul...
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Melville and the Politics of Identity: From King Lear to Moby-Dick

Julian Markels - 1993 - 164 pages
...whole course was predestined, and he becomes inhumanly fearless like Macbeth until he echoes Macbeth's "I am in blood / Stepp'd in so far that, should I...wade no more, / Returning were as tedious as go o'er" (Macbeth IILiv.136-38): "So far gone am I on the dark side of earth that its other side, the theoretic...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - 1996 - 865 pages
...ii, 63-65) Here he sounds uncannily like Macbeth, who also finds himself numbed by his own villainy: I am in blood Stepp'd in so far that, should I wade no more. Returning were as tedious as go o'er. (Macbeth, III, iv, 135-137) Both reach a point of no return. Once they have murdered, they are driven...
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God Encountered: A Contemporary Catholic Systematic Theology, Volumes 2-4

Frans Jozef van Beeck - 1997 - 425 pages
..."final" justice "out there." For justice [ti] Macheth might have written the prescription for this: "For mine own good ' All causes shall give way: I...wade no more, / Returning were as tedious as go o'er. / Strange things t have in head that will to hand, / which must be acted ere they may be scann'd" (William...
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Infinity, Faith, and Time: Christian Humanism and Renaissance Literature

John Spencer Hill - 1997 - 200 pages
...knows what he is doing, knows what he has become; his perseverance in evil is an act of conscious will: For mine own good All causes shall give way. I am...wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er. Strange things I have in head, that will to hand, Which must be acted ere they may be scann'd. (3.4.134-9)...
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Understanding Macbeth: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical ...

Faith Nostbakken, William Shakespeare - 1997 - 235 pages
...government than to escape with their lives. They seemed guided by destiny, not unlike Macbeth, when he says, "I am in blood / Stepp'd in so far, that, should I...wade no more, / Returning were as tedious as go o'er" (3.4.135-137). Even when the explosion failed, the plotters continued unsuccessfully to attempt a full-scale...
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Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture

Jonathan Dollimore - 2001 - 384 pages
...Macbeth's reflection on his own increasingly murderous and self-defeating attempt to hang on to power: 'I am in blood / Stepp'd in so far, that, should I...wade no more, / Returning were as tedious as go o'er' (111. ^.135-7). A truism of the modern world it may be, but it took a classical scholar to come up...
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